Vernon Twp., NJ: Vernon; Kenneth Wayne McNeil, 72, passed away on Thursday July 11, 2019. Kenneth was born on May 23, 1947 in Glen Ridge, NJ to Richard and Catherine (nee Rowley). He grew up in Montclair and was a resident of Pompton Lakes before moving to Vernon, NJ.
Ken was a flight attendant for United Airlines and retired 7 years ago. Ken was an avid Yankee fan and especially a gifted guitar player and blues musician. Ken served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. Ken’s most treasured memories were when he coached his children’s baseball and softball games, as he got to exercise his love for the game.
Ken is survived by his wife Lori (nee Sliker) McNeil, his children, Rebecca and Ryan McNeil, both of Vernon, NJ, Sara Carlamere and her husband Jason of Williamstown, NJ, and his grandchildren, Lily, Aubrey and Jake. Ken is also survived by his sister, Judy Plimpton, and her husband Bruce, both of Maine, and his brother, Bobby Temple of Florida, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Ken McNeil was a scholar, a teacher, a historian, a writer, a musician, a world traveler, a veteran, a coach, but above all, a loving father.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service on Tuesday July 16th at 11AM at Pompton Reformed Church, 59 Hamburg Turnpike, Pompton Lakes, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to, Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.